Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Data Entry Operator Salary (United States)

Pay for Data Entry Operators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.11 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Data Entry Operators make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and half have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Data Entry Operator Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$21,465 - $45,569
(Median)
21K
27K
32K
39K
46K
MEDIAN: $32,318
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Data Entry Operator Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$9.20 - $16.60
(Median)
9
12
14
17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,465 - $45,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,420  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,280  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,422 - $38,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $16.60  
   
Overtime
$10.03 - $24.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,420  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $1,280  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,422 - $38,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 453
Is Data Entry Operator your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Operators transcribe data from various sources and documents and enter data into an online computer system via a PC. Operators will utilize the data to create and update databases. Roles will include operating a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records and maintaining a daily count of all claims processes. Data Entry Operators should be detail-oriented and be able to enter data quickly with minimal errors. Editing skills are required. Operators will need to be able to check over work quickly and correct any errors found in their work. Data Entry Operators should able to input between 8,000 and 10,000 keystrokes per hour. Familiarity with computers and computer systems is a plus, particularly spreadsheet and data entry software.
Read More...
Data Entry Operator Tasks
  • Receive all documents and enter the data into the on-line system on the PC.
  • Operate a data entry device to input and maintain lists and records.
  • Create and update databases.
  • Maintain a daily count of all claims processed.

Common Career Paths for Data Entry Operator

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
While not commonly seen, Data Entry Operators who transition into an Office Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Office Managers is $38K per year. It is quite typical for Data Entry Operators to transition into roles as Administrative Assistants or Data Entry Specialists, where reported median earnings are $4K and $2K higher per year.

Data Entry Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Data Entry Operator

Survey takers who work as Data Entry Operators report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Typing, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Most people experienced in Data Entry also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Entry Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Data Entry Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $25K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $27K. On average, Data Entry Operators make $29K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $30K.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 18%
New York
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 4%
National Average
$26,000
Tampa
up arrow 4%
Miami
up arrow 14%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Data Entry Operators, 18 percent higher than the national average. Data Entry Operators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Data Entry Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Data Entry Operator Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 2%
Typing
0%
National Average
$26,000
Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%